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After the News, viewers turn off in droves.

Ratings: Another quiet Thursday in entertainment shows -despite an entire city in lockdown.

Once again, despite an entire city in curfew, viewers were very non-plussed about their Thursday offerings.

The Chase topped entertainment shows at 624,000 / 364,000.

The Bachelor won its slot and led the demos at 604,000 then 7:30 (538,000), Territory Cops (274,000 / 230,000 in 3 cities) and The Heights (204,000).

NRL drew 318,000 / 46,000 across Nine network.

Seven network won Thursday with 28.5% then Nine 26.4%, 10 19.3%, ABC 16.2% and SBS 9.6%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.12m / 1.04m for Seven. An extended Home and Away drew 523,000 then The Front Bar (294,000). The Latest was 248,000.

Nine News was 1.04m / 959,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (652,000) and Hot Seat 510,000 / 299,000. Reported Missing was 133,000 in 3 cities.

The Project pulled 511,000 / 308,000 for 10. 10 News First was 377,000 / 245,000 then Celebrity Gogglebox USA (301,000) and Law and Order: SVU (147,000).

ABC News (807,000) won its slot for ABC. Escape from the City (314,000), Kurt Fearnley’s One Plus One (248,000) and The Drum (185,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (190,000), Dog Tales (173,000), War of the Worlds (169,000), Bushfire Animal Rescue (131,000) and Mastermind (97,000).

NCIS led multichannels at 183,000.

The Morning Show: 146,000  /101,000
Today Extra: 127,000 / 78,000
Studio 10: 60,000 / 59,000

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 13 August 2020

15 Responses

  1. After the News, viewers turn off FTA in droves. 9 & 10 aren’t too worried as they have subscription streaming services and the ABC/SBS have free SVOD. 7’s strategy of stripped programs every night has been stripped bare and it’s now wearing a patchwork quilt to retain some modesty.after being refreshed and reinvigorated.

  2. The news on all channels have always been dominated by the 55+ age group which have skewed the overall percentages for networks for a long time. Just looking at Nine News last night, overall figure of 1.037M with 305K in the 25-54 age bracket and diminishing numbers in 18-49 and 16-39. That suggests that up to 700K of its total viewership is 55+. These oldies (BTW I am 56) are tuning in to the news and then switching off in droves.

  3. Thursday nights used to be good nights for TV viewing and ratings with comedy (sketch), travel and food programs being some of the more prominent offerings over the last few decades. For example, programs like Getaway, Full Frontal and the Food Safari series’ did very well.

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